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After the Audi, the thing for fixing ciggy lighter bulbs continued.

And then I found out Mercedes seems to deliberately design the lighter bulb holders to break.

One "new" 12V socket salvaged from a wonderful blue C180 with blue interior later, and another bulb swap, it's all working now 

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A car from childhood is for sale. I own a bit of art from its creator, and have always dreamed of it - it's why the Spitfire dream finish is full on 1970s metalflake glory.

I didn't realise it even still existed.

Celestial, created by Ian Etheridge.

Price on application. I will not have the price, nor any dream of having the price, but wow. That car is why I read Street Machine as much as The Eagle...

 

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16 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

Lordy...Supreme is £1.799 a litre here!

With the petrol stations loyalty card, it's a further 2p/l off those prices you see there. Down the road in Shepton Mallet, Tesco unleaded is the same price as that super unleaded. 

I really did wish the Boxster could take regular right now though!

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1 hour ago, RichardK said:

A car from childhood is for sale. I own a bit of art from its creator, and have always dreamed of it - it's why the Spitfire dream finish is full on 1970s metalflake glory.

I didn't realise it even still existed.

Celestial, created by Ian Etheridge.

Price on application. I will not have the price, nor any dream of having the price, but wow. That car is why I read Street Machine as much as The Eagle...

 

Linky linky or pictures ...

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1 hour ago, RichardK said:

A car from childhood is for sale. I own a bit of art from its creator, and have always dreamed of it - it's why the Spitfire dream finish is full on 1970s metalflake glory.

I didn't realise it even still existed.

Celestial, created by Ian Etheridge.

Price on application. I will not have the price, nor any dream of having the price, but wow. That car is why I read Street Machine as much as The Eagle...

 

That's been hidden for a while

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2 hours ago, SiC said:

Then to round this evening off, I filled up. Ended up spending over £110 just this evening FFS.
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That's pretty cheap, its about £1.64 my way for E10 unleaded, premium being about £1.77-1.84 depending on where you go

Lots of places without diesel, don't know if thats a widespread thing

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8 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

That's been hidden for a while

Seems like it was last for sale in 2019 for £26,500, which in fairness if I had £26,500 I would happily hand over like a shot.

2012 RetroRides thread where I was trying to remember it revealed it was 1986 when I saw it, at Doncaster.

And here's the painting by Ian Etheridge that I've had ever since seeing it. Can't find any reference to more of these paintings being about, but there must have been many surely.

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5 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Lots of places without diesel, don't know if thats a widespread thing

I have heard this but I've not seen many diesel pumps around here with out of order signs on though. Thankfully down to only a single devil fuel vehicle now. 

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38 minutes ago, SiC said:

I have heard this but I've not seen many diesel pumps around here with out of order signs on though. Thankfully down to only a single devil fuel vehicle now. 

It's probably for the best that it doesn't become widespread news, we all know what happened last time! 

My local (~20 mile radius, Sussex area) FB groups are going mad over it, lots of panic about an apparent lack of diesel locally. All of my 'fleet' are petrol, and the stations I go to have no signs up either, but have seen a fair few without diesel.

I saw one I passed had a sign up saying "no derv" which I thought was amusing, didn't realize the general public call it derv any more :D

 

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8 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

It's probably for the best that it doesn't become widespread news, we all know what happened last time! 

My local (~20 mile radius, Sussex area) FB groups are going mad over it, lots of panic about an apparent lack of diesel locally. All of my 'fleet' are petrol, and the stations I go to have no signs up either, but have seen a fair few without diesel.

I saw one I passed had a sign up saying "no derv" which I thought was amusing, didn't realize the general public call it derv any more :D

 

That's more due to Social Media than fact, at least round here. I don't think I've seen any queues or shortages this week, though prices are edging up with u/l around £1.70 and dizzle £1.80

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BX is back at Triple A to get the CV boot sorted. It's a bit messy

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Unfortunately, this particular car uses AX driveshafts which require dismantling the driveshaft to then replace the problem boot, so a stretchy boot it is. According to them PSA used 3 different types without much warning and more or less at the same time, so I had a 1 in 3 chance of getting the right part.

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26 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

I have just discovered that if you hold down the open button on the Saabs key fob, it opens the roof.

Life changed.

On the black one? 

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1 hour ago, vulgalour said:

To think it was going to be demolished at one point.  It'll forever be a Little Chef to me, even if Starbucks has painted it in dreary Money Laundering Nightclub Grey.

It is forever Happy Eater to me, even if the plastic tree slide and swing have gone away

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If anyone near Mansfield fancies my BMW I left it parked there (securely) to collect at the weekend and am just taking the registration off it now.

This is my punishment for needing to swap to auto.

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30 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

The red one, apparently its part of a comfort pack. I'm not sure if the black one has it but I've asked my wife to check before she lineages work today!

I'm glad you said that, the black one doesn't have comfort locking, I'd have kicked myself if it did work! 

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2 hours ago, RichardK said:

This is my punishment for needing to swap to auto.

@RichardK Am  reading that right. Is yours the PT?

Aware they are a bit Marmite, but my folks had one a few years ago and I always quite liked it. Only real issue was the turning circle was diabolical. Always quite liked the look of the drop top.

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